• Is Your Mouth Dirty? Yes.

    Is Your Mouth Dirty? Yes.

    If you are not scraping your tongue daily than your mouth is …..EW. This is me gently trolling this recent New York Times article on tongue scraping. Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic practice but the health and wellness department at the New York Times didn’t get the memo. They couldn’t even go through the… Read more

  • Ayurveda, Yoga, and Diabetes

    Ayurveda, Yoga, and Diabetes

    Yoga Yoga, the ancient practice of India, is misunderstood in the west. Contemporary yoga in the Unites States consists of music to set the mood, excessive external heat, excessive aerobic movement, sometimes wine, sometimes goats, and a yoga clothing/accessory industry that will top $40 billion by 2028. Regardless of your experience, yoga is here to… Read more

  • Ayurveda and Caffeine

    Ayurveda and Caffeine

    You know me, if you’re here then you know I don’t shy away from unpopular opinions. So here goes… Caffeine is a socially acceptable addiction, from memes to throw pillows to yoga practices, it’s everywhere. While there are some health benefits to caffeine we mostly benefit from moderate consumption. But that’s usually not the American… Read more

  • Ayurveda and Leftovers

    Ayurveda and Leftovers

    I began studying Ayurveda, the oldest medicinal system, in 2001. One of the first things I learned is that leftovers are considered toxic and bad for your health. At the time the explanation was that it was “dead food”, that it was lacking Prana, the Sanskrit word for life-giving force/energy. It wasn’t until 2018 when… Read more

  • On Dinacharya (Daily Routine)

    On Dinacharya (Daily Routine)

    DINACHARYA “You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.” John C Maxwell  WHAT IS IT? In Ayurveda, Dinacharya is the ideal daily routine for your constitution or DNA. Din means “day” and charya means “behavior, discipline”. Dinacharya offers insight into… Read more